Gary Howells Bamboo Rod -- Rare Three Piece Model - 8' 3/2 #5

SKU: VFT5814

For sale here is a very rare three-piece Gary Howells bamboo rod in unused condition - 8 feet for a 5 weight, labeled 4 1/4 oz. Serial number 3001 - delivered in 1997. This rod is one of six Gary ever made in a three-piece five weight format. There are only eight total three-piece Howells rods known to exist, six five weight rods and two four weight rods. Includes original bag and labeled aluminum tube, also in perfect condition.

This sale also includes copies of three letters from Gary to the original buyer. Said buyer was a close personal friend of Gary and contributed to (and is otherwise mentioned extensively in) Joe Beelart's book "Howells: The Bamboo Fly Rods & Fly Fishing Legacy of Gary H. Howells". Also included are copies of emails from the original owner to the current owner, Carmine Lisella of the Jordan Mills Rod Co.

A scarce and very historic Howells rod that will become a cornerstone of any rod collection.